Welcome to Italy Class!
On Friday 1st February we woke up to lots of snow. When we got to school, we were lucky enough to go outside. We were very creative and worked together as a team with Reception and Year 1 building snowmen on the field. When we came back inside, we used our experiences to create some fantastic pieces of writing!
This term our topic is 'Fire and Ice'. We discovered a giant ice block outside our classroom at the start of term and found two Lego characters trapped inside! Once we melted the ice and set the characters free we found out that they are explorers from Antarctica! We are going to be sending them back soon once we've researched the continent for them.
Year 2 is a SAT year, which means that throughout May, the children will be required to sit maths and reading tests. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the SATs in May, please do come and see me. You can book an appointment through the school office.
PPA Cover: This year we will have Mrs Willard covering the class on a Tuesday morning.
PE: This will take place on a Tuesday morning and a Wednesday afternoon, please ensure children have full, correct kit in school on these days. Any children with long hair will need it tied back and any earrings taken out or covered with tape.
This year, Italy class will be able to use the Cookery room on a Thursday afternoon. Is you are able to help the children, please let me know!
This term, we are still giving regular small amounts of Maths homework. Please be aware that in the coming few weeks, our maths will be more practical (measuring and weighing) so homework may differ in frequency. As always, please encourage your children to count forwards and backwards in 1s, 10s, 2s, 5s, 3s and now 4s.
Please ensure that you are reading at home at least 3 times a week and that it is recorded in your child's reading journal. Children are more than welcome to record their reading as well. I check all reading journals on a Friday and this term we are holding a class reading challenge (more information to follow).
By the end of Year 2, children should be able to spell all the words on the Emerald and Sapphire Spelling Quest (these are taken directly from the national curriculum). Your child will come home with a personalised spelling list after each time we test. We aim to test Spelling Quest twice every half term to ensure that children get enough time to practice at home. Spelling lists are underneath for your reference.